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Grateful Dead Live at The Tower Theatre on 1976-06-22




Set 1

U.S. Blues, The Music Never Stopped, Crazy Fingers-> Comes A Time, Big River, Tennessee Jed, Looks Like Rain, They Love Each Other, Cassidy, Ship of Fools, Promised Land

Set 2

Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> The Wheel-> Playin' In The Band, Samson & Delilah, Eyes Of The World-> Dancin' In The Streets-> Around & Around-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> One More Saturday Night


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue The Tower Theatre
Location Upper Darby, PA

Source SBD -> Master Cassette -> Apogee Ensemble -> Peak -> AIFF
Lineage AIFF -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller

Notes

Notes:
-- All disc changes are seamless
-- There was a lot of static which I cleaned as best as I could
-- Patch source recorded with mics placed at soundboard by GD crew member
-- Playing in The Band contains a Happiness Is Drumming Jam
-- Thanks to Digitalrbb for the supplying and digitizing the tapes
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Reviews

Reviewer: darkstarcrashes_79 - - December 21, 2013
Subject: wow just as good as it looks
how many times did they ever open with these 4 killer tunes? 76 was a smoking year from what I hear on archives being a bit too young to see them then.Just a jamming rock-nroll band in 77 a pristine band but this year was kinda primal imo just letting it ride. this is easily 1 of my personal top 5 Comes A Time. The Eyes /Dancin is an all out jam and the Playin' to start 2nd set just a monster. Great show real decent recording 5 and 4.5 here.
Reviewer: Folkhippy - - March 23, 2013
Subject: Overlooked show
This show contains some mighty fine playing. Keith is especially present this evening. His phrasing is quite nuanced. Incredible version of TMNS. Great sound.
Reviewer: Pangolin22 - - July 20, 2011
Subject: Another 76 great
I'm finding more and more that this year is among my favourites and I'd go out on a limb to say the most underrated. The first set is stellar(check out the US blues and Crazy Fingers>Comes a Time)> the second set is even better with one of the most epic post-74 Playin's (very cool to hear the seeds of what would become Fire). The Eyes>Dancin is also incredible. Thanks again to Charlie Miller for putting this together.
Reviewer: musicphotos77 - - April 25, 2011
Subject: this is what made the GD special
I was at this show, it remains one of my favorite of the 70 shows I saw. 2 weeks before the 1976 bicentennial in Philly, a US flag (with a fan to make it fly!) on Keith's piano, they open with US blues! Jer is playin to the flag, the place went nuts. First 4 songs, unique start to this show. Second set , ending with SAT night (it was a Tuesday!), never heard them do that again. No encore but it was such a great show no one minded!!
Reviewer: babyblu - - March 28, 2011
Subject: To all the Donna-Doubters,
To all the Donna-Doubters, this is the show where she shines. For any and all of her so-called screeching that so many of you lament, she truly redeems herself here. Cassidy, The Music Never Stopped, Looks Like Rain, these songs were never as good without her and Bobby harmonizing.
Reviewer: Mu-tron - - March 22, 2011
Subject: CM and 1976
This is one of my favorite Playin's as well as one of my all time favorite shows. Thanks as always to CM for his time and efforts. This run is a strong example of why 1976 is such a great year.
Reviewer: oldhip - - March 7, 2011
Subject: Flashing back
thank you Charlie for another flash back, Good stuff ! Need to roll one up, keep'em coming
Reviewer: amishman0002 - - March 7, 2011
Subject: What a great show...
I am really enjoying this show and Crazy Fingers>Comes A Time is worth a listen (or two, or three....). That's not the only gem here. I love the Eyes, the jam just kinda takes over the band for the first five minutes or so. Mr. Miller, thank you and another job very well done.
Reviewer: Dylan M - - March 5, 2011
Subject: Unearthed Gem
Thank you to all involved with this project.

First soundboard available on the archive of this historic concert.

The AUD patches are mixed in well and don't deteriorate the listening experience.

A powerful Crazy Fingers>Comes A Time pairing makes for a most excellent blastoff.

Playin' includes first riffs on "Happiness is Drumming", the eventual "Fire on the Mountain" instrumental. Also quite Spaced out and different from the rock-you-to-the-moon "Phil and Ned" esque 1974 Playin. Sounds like hard-bop out of the Happiness Jam too.

Thank you Charlie Miller. Please keep doing what you do.

Sounds like their playing in your living room.
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